Finland – USA 3:2 (after OT.) | Switzerland – Sweden 3:2 (end) | Slovakia – Russia 1:2 (end)
Czech Republic – Canada 0:4 (end)
final
Czech Republic
0:4 (0:2, 0:1, 0:1)
Canada
Monday 05.08.2013, 19:00 • Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup • Group Břeclav
 
With 3 points, Canada moves into a first-place tie with Switzerland in the Breclav Group after day 1, while the Czech Republic and Sweden are both pointless. Tomorrow Canada plays Sweden at 15:30 CEST/09:30 EDT and the Czechs play Switzerland at 19:00 CEST. (10:51:26)
 
Players of the Game:

CZE Vitek Vanecek, CAN Julio Bilia.

Not to take anything away from Bilia, who obviously stopped every shot, but how can it not be Aaron Ekblad this game? Oh well.
 
Brendan Lemieux had a shorthanded breakaway at the very end but the puck rolled off his stick as time expired.
 
60:00
Game over.
 
59:48
The Czechs are going to have a 2-man advantage to end the game as Clark Bishop is called for tripping, taking the skates out from under a Czech player.
 
58:57
Canada is now getting a penalty, it's Michael Dal Colle but I didn't see it or hear the announcement. Doesn't matter at this point.
 
58:37
A Czech 2-on-1 and Bilia has to slide across to make a nice pad save. He hasn't had a lot of work this period.
 
57:45
Ekbland with a beautiful set-up to Audette but Vanecek makes a great glove save. He's done all he can today. That would have been a 4th assist for Ekblad on the power play if not for that save.
 
57:28
Another save by Vanecek with :53 left in the power play.
 
56:52
Point tries to find Watson at the side of the net, but Watson deflects it high and out of play. Faceoff outside.
 
56:21
Filip Pyrochta put the clutches on Brendan Lemieux then let him go, but the ref calls it anyway. At this point, I'd have probably let it go, but anyway Canada goes once more to the power play.
 
54:55
Not completely on cruise control as Robby Fabbri throws a big open-ice hit in the neutral zone.
 
54:28
Offside Czech Republic, with the teams now back to 5 on 5.
 
54:00
Canada just firing the puck into the Czech zone every chance they get.
 
52:56
A shot from the point by Pyrochta through traffic and an off-balance Bilia makes the save.
 
52:06
Canada's Jayce Hawryluk called for interference at the Czech blue line. Power play Czech Republic.
 
51:40
Play now in the Canada zone as the Czechs change up, back at full strength.
 
51:09
McKeown with the shot from the point, stopped and held by Vanecek. No shot totals have been announced today, but he's seen plenty of rubber. :23 left in the penalty.
 
50:48
Dal Colle shoots from the boards, Vanecek holds on.
 
50:15
Interesting, up 4-0 in the 3rd Canada has its top PP unit out there.

Derek OBrien

Goals and assists: 3. DalColle (Ekblad, Fabbri), 20. Fleury (Ekblad), 38. Watson (p.s.), 42. Audette (Point, Ekblad)


Czech Republic: Vaněček (Pechek) – Zbořil, Pyrochta, Pýcha, Mašín, Mikliš, Zahradníček, Ščotka, Matula – Karabáček, Zacha, Kotala – Pastrňák Veselý, Vrána – Vopelka, Kovařčík, Jeniš – Černoch, Kuťák, Švarc. Coach: Petr Jakub.
Canada: Bilia (McDonald) – Hickets, Ekblad, Fleury, McKeown, Pilon, Neill, Carrier – Bennett, Point, Watson, Dal Colle, Fabbri, Virtanen – Chartier, Bishop, Hawryluk – Lemieux, Audette, McCann – Pépin. Coach: Dale Hunter.

Referees: Hřibík, Šír – Hlavatý, Tošenovjan